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2023 Employment Law Institute

Block your calendars and join us every Thursday in April for the 2023 Employment Law Institute – a series of timely and relevant updates on the latest employment law information you need to know. For over 30 years, the annual Employment Law Institute has brought together human resource professionals, business owners, executives, and managers in a wide range of industries across this region to learn about the latest legal developments, best practices, and strategies to make their organizations legally compliant and employers of choice. This year we are excited to present a virtual and hybrid format, featuring an interactive employment law case mock trial where you will be the juror, see how the trial process works, and determine how your HR decisions may play out in a courtroom setting. See the details below. You won't want to miss it – register now!


We get it! You're busy, and it's hard to commit to a full day out of office. All sessions will be presented as live webinars so we can continue to offer the flexibility of joining us virtually. But this year, there's a twist – the final session of the series will have an opportunity to attend virtually or in person in Kansas City or Wichita for the deliberation discussion piece of the interactive mock trial. Limited seating is available; please indicate how you'll attend in your registration.

The one-time registration fee is $210 and includes live and recorded access and downloadable materials for all sessions in the series. If you are seeking continuing education credit, please review the details in the Certification section below.

Register now

Series Schedule

View the full series agenda with topic descriptions here.

Thursday, April 6 (virtual)

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT

  • Employment Law Update: New Court Rulings and Legislation Employers Need to Know About
  • Agency Roundup: What's New and What's to Come from the EEOC, DOL, and NLRB

Thursday, April 13 (virtual) 

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT

  • Mental Illness in the Workplace: Staying Compliant with the ADA and FMLA
  • Employee Benefits Update: Secure Act 2.0 and Other Developments
  • Stiff Competition: An Update on the Law of Non-Compete Agreements, Including the FTC's Proposed Ban

Thursday, April 20 (virtual)

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT

  • Payroll Perils
  • Congratulations, You've Been Sued: Anatomy of an Employment Lawsuit

Thursday, April 27 (option to attend live or virtual) 

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM CT

  • Employee vs. Employer: An Employment Law Case Mock Trial
    In your registration, let us know if you will attend this session virtually or in person. Limited seating is available to participate in the deliberation discussion in person and join us in Wichita at WSU Tech's NCAT Auditorium or in Kansas City at our office in Lighton Tower. In this interactive session, you'll get a front-row seat to how the trial process works: Foulston attorneys will present the facts of the case to you as the "juror," and we'll deliberate together (with your drink of choice for the in-person attendees) to reach a verdict. Please note this session is scheduled at a different time of day than the earlier sessions in the series.

Who Should Attend

The 2023 Employment Law Institute is designed for human resource professionals, business owners, executives, managers, and in-house lawyers. Enrollment is open for corporate and government counsel. Attorneys in private practice require prior approval.


Each session in the 2023 Employment Law Institute series will be submitted for preapproval of HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Foulston Siefkin LLP is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP​ professional development credits (PDCs). The series sessions will also be submitted for preapproval of continuing legal education (CLE) credit for attorneys in Kansas and Missouri.

Please identify your continuing education (CE) preferences in your registration. We will distribute SHRM activity numbers, HRCI activity numbers, and certificates of completion via email after verifying participation and attendance for the full hour(s) in the sessions. We will submit Kansas CLE credit for virtual attendees who requested it after verifying participation and attendance for the full hour(s) in the live webinar sessions. In-person attendees who requested CLE credit will receive affidavits to complete and return on-site, which we will submit to the Kansas CLE Commission as the provider. Missouri CLE is self-reporting.

Note: Virtual attendees who wish to receive CE credit must (1) attend the webinar's live presentation and (2) attend individually on their own device using the link received in the registration confirmation. Registrants who (1) view the recorded version of the presentation or (2) join the live webinar with a group or other person on a shared device are not eligible for CE credit.

Additional Resources

Kansas Employment Law Blog
Midwest Employment Law Letter

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For More Information

Contact Liz Golay at 316.291.9723 or email


The presenters of the 2023 Employment Law Institute will be the Foulston attorneys listed below: